Does Pay Transparency Close the Gender Wage Gap?

Sophie Bierly

The high-level results of this research show that when respondents agree that pay is transparent in their organization, the gender wage gap vanishes for women doing similar jobs to men when all
compensable factors are adjusted. Analysis of the gender wage gap by industry and occupation largely
follows the same trend. However, there are a few notable exceptions where pay does not quite equalize, mostly in industries with a larger gender wage gap to overcome or in occupations that are significantly
male dominated.